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Old 07-07-2013, 12:58 AM   #1
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How many hours on your generator?

How many hours on your generators and what kind of generator?
Our 5.5 Marquis Gold has 2100 hrs and still runs great, but I am starting to look at replacement.

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Old 07-07-2013, 01:15 AM   #2
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1996 6500 lp onan....246 hrs
2008 3000i Honda....104 hrs

96 Dynasty 36' that does NOT wander, thanks to RuppParts.com and their superior "poly" suspension bushings
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:13 AM   #3
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Present '99 5500W Generac -1100

'92 Onan 5500W - 580 when sold in 2000.

I would not be concern with the motor having 2100 hrs if oil was changed at proper intervals. Airplane gas engines don't require a rebuild until 2500 hrs, So we all know that is WAY on the safe side
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:54 AM   #4
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Unless it was powering my life support system, I'd not be a bit concerned about replacing a good working unit with only a couple thousand hours.

Save the money for your next RV trip.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:39 AM   #5
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Thanks for the boost of confidence, I have adjusted the valves once at about 1800 hrs, have a spare belt if required, and yes I have actually been using Amsoil Semi-Synthetic 10-40W for the past 600 hrs or so it's better than the Valvoline that Onan recommends for my part...have a spare starter on board as well, so I'll thank the Good Lord and keep using the ole girl for now...
We dry camp a lot and really require a genny...going to look at some taller batteries to give me some extended power as well...
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